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Motorcycle Riding Tips

Motorcycle Riding Tips; a collection of articles, tips and videos to help you become a better rider. Riding a motorcycle well is a life long learning process. For me one of the joys of riding a motorcycle is constantly working to improve my skills and knowledge. Here are a collection of articles and videos that will help make you a better rider. These are written by Kevin Morris a MSF certified Rider Coach in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, some tips are by other experts in the field. Our goal is to improve your riding and safety on a motorcycle. Do you have some riding tips you want to share? Join RiderGroups.com and share them in the forum.
How to make the perfect GoPro motorcycle helmet mount

How to make the perfect GoPro motorcycle helmet mount

In this video I show you how to make a motorcycle helmet mount for your GoPro camera. The mount is made with a moldable rubber / glue called Sugru. You can purchase Sugru on Amazon, it comes in multiple packs…
 
Riding skills or mental skills?

Riding skills or mental skills?

What makes a great motorcycle rider on the street? Is it learning to control the motorcycle with pinpoint precision? Is it being able to stop a motorcycle from 70mph in the shortest distance? Is it the ability to lean a…
 
Improperly packed motorcycle causes death

Improperly packed motorcycle causes death

Is properly packing a motorcycle important?  You don’t need to look any further than the recent story of Ronal Raymond Crissy, 55, of Jonestown, PA. Mr. Crissy was riding North on Interstate 81 when the blanket he had tied to…
 
Always keep your wits on a motorcycle…always

Always keep your wits on a motorcycle…always

Want to see a good reason to keep your wits on a motorcycle? Watch the video below for a reminder. There is very little explanation about what happened prior to this incident. The description in the video on YouTube says…
 
Motorcycle braking – Can you stop?

Motorcycle braking – Can you stop?

Motorcycle braking seems like such a basic thing. Most people think they have a pretty good grasp at stopping a motorcycle. However there is a huge difference between an average stop and an expert stop. Do you have the skills…
 
Proper body position for a u-turn

Proper body position for a u-turn

One of RiderGroup’s YouTube regulars put together a video about proper body position on the motorcycle for a u-turn.  As you can see from the video below George has no problem getting that big Harley in a pretty tight u-turn.…
 
Stupid cager or stupid biker?

Stupid cager or stupid biker?

Ask yourself: Can you stop in the distance that you can see to be clear? If not you probably need to save it for the track.  I commute every day in Dalls/Ft. Worth traffic and there have been several non-incidents…
 
Rest in peace David Holmes

Rest in peace David Holmes

As a motorcyclist, husband, father and MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) instructor this is a very difficult video for me to watch and it has been a very difficult article for me to write. However, I believe it is one that…
 
Pro Rider Dallas, TX

Pro Rider Dallas, TX

advanced motorcycle skills taught by Motor Officers Riding a motorcycle is a perishable skill.  If you don’t continue to practice avoidance skills and proper riding technique you will slowly loose the ability to perform them when the time demands it.…
 
Improve your riding skills online

Improve your riding skills online

Spring is right around the corner and it is time to sharpen some of those motorcycle skills. It is not often that you get quality training without having to pay for it, unless of course you count RiderGroups Riding Tips…
 
Motorcycle Riding Class: International Motorcycle Show

Motorcycle Riding Class: International Motorcycle Show

The International Motorcycle Show in Dallas, TX is over.  One of my favorite things about going to the show is all the demonstrations and seminars put on by industry experts.  Ken Hill and Nick Ienatsch have been at the show…
 
8 Motorcycle Riding Tips

8 Motorcycle Riding Tips

Here are 8 simple tips that will make you a better motorcycle rider. Sit Right – The impact on a motorcycle from the rider is huge.  Motorcycles are dynamic vehicles and if you sit and ride with poor posture it…
 
Twist of the Wrist 2

Twist of the Wrist 2

Twist of the Wrist 2 is a riding book and video from Keith Code. Keith runs the California Superbike School in Los Angeles California. I have read Keith’s books and watched the video that is available below. While the acting…
 
Following distance: why its important

Following distance: why its important

I live and ride in DFW, which is to say I often ride in heavy traffic. I am often shocked by my fellow riders who ride right on the bumper of the car or truck in front of them. It…